Irish Cocktails

Hot Irish Whiskey - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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Hot Irish Whiskey - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

How can something so simple be so good? A Hot Irish Whiskey is not only delicious but can also cure the common cold. Imagine if decongestant pills tasted this good. (Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, just a believer in the power of Irish Whiskey) Like many great cocktails, the origin story is debated. The IWSA likes to believe the Irish version which holds that the cocktail was originated by an Irish doctor in the 1800's. Dr. Robert Bentley Todd prescribed the hot concoction to his patients. Sounds like an excuse to be sick.  There are many recipe variations for the...

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Gingerbread Irish Mule - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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Gingerbread Irish Mule - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

The Gingerbread Irish Mule is the Christmas cocktail to bring you holiday cheer. The classic Moscow mule cocktail combines vodka and ginger beer in a copper cup. This variation replaces the vodka with Irish Whiskey and ramps up the ginger flavor. Enjoy the spice, molasses, and brown sugar flavors while you unwrap your favorite Christmas Irish Whiskey. EQUIPMENT IWSA Cocktail Shaker  Copper Mug  INGREDIENTS 2 oz Blended Irish Whiskey 6 oz Ginger Beer 1/2 oz Gingerbread syrup* Garnish with a couple cranberries INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in shaker or directly in mug  Stir with ice NOTES *To make the Gingerbread syrup: 1 cup water 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon molasses 2 inch piece of ginger peeled...

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Old Pal - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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Old Pal - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

The Old Pal cocktail is a classic with origins dating back to the roaring 20's Jazz Age. The drink is similar to the popular Negroni and Boulevardier as it shares traits of both. The Old Pal uses Rye Whiskey and Dry Vermouth. A Negroni uses gin and dry vermouth while the Boulevardier uses whiskey with sweet vermouth. Give the Old Pal a try and you'll wonder where it has been your whole life. EQUIPMENT Chilled Coupe Glass IWSA Cocktail Shaker INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Powers Rye Whiskey 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth 3/4 oz Campari Garnish with a lemon twist INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in shaker  Stir with ice in shaker until...

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Falling Leaves - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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Falling Leaves - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

This cocktail gives all the leaf peepers something to enjoy as the weather turns to Autumn in October. Falling Leaves is the perfect savory drink for foliage season. Tired from a long day of apple picking or raking leaves? This cocktail captures all your favorite fall flavors of apple, maple, and of course Irish Whiskey!   EQUIPMENT Chilled Coupe Glass IWSA Cocktail Shaker INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey 3/4 oz Apple Cider 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz Maple syrup (diluted 2:1) Pinch of kosher salt INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in shaker  Shake for 20 seconds then strain into glass Enjoy with the falling foliage NOTES Due...

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The Tailgater - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

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The Tailgater - Irish Whiskey Cocktail

September means several things: End of Summer, Back to School, and Football. As American football kicks off another season, the long standing tradition of pre and post game tailgaters returns as well. If looking to spice up your game festivities beyond beer, The IWSA Tailgater is a perfect way to enjoy Irish Whiskey. This cocktail continues the IWSA theme of highlighting easy to make drinks. This takes nothing away from the enjoyment as this mixture brings tart, sweet, and whiskey spice in your glass as you pass the pigskin or toss the cornhole bags.   EQUIPMENT Favorite Tumbler, Rocks or...

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